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entrepreneur + paid social consultant. nature, fitness, cooking, house music, good vibes. Originally from MN, lived in NYC, Dubai and Colorado. Currently living: Sayulita, MX. ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
17

trips

82,668

km

6%

of the world

12

countries

17

cities



Near people All people 2020 2019 2018 2013 2012 2011 2008
  2 Dec '20 3mo 1 Mar '21 1 Mar '21
2 Dec '20

Sayulita

26ยฐC 79ยฐF
Mexico
 
 
  1 Nov '20 30d 1 Dec '20 1 Dec '20
1 Nov '20

Indio, CA

27ยฐC 81ยฐF
United States
 
 
  2 May '20 6mo 1 Nov '20 1 Nov '20
2 May '20

Aspen

United States
 
 
  1 Feb '20 3mo 30 Apr '20 30 Apr '20
1 Feb '20

Scottsdale

United States
2019
  1 Nov '19 3mo 30 Jan '20 30 Jan '20
1 Nov '19

Palm Springs

United States
2018
  1 Oct '18 14d 15 Oct '18 15 Oct '18
1 Oct '18

Shanghai

21ยฐC 70ยฐF
China
 
 
  1 Sep '18 1yr 30 Oct '19 30 Oct '19
1 Sep '18

Minneapolis, MN

23ยฐC 73ยฐF
United States
  1 Sep '18 14d 15 Sep '18 15 Sep '18
1 Sep '18

Tokyo

25ยฐC 76ยฐF
Japan
 
 
  1 Jul '18 2mo 1 Sep '18 1 Sep '18
1 Jul '18

Hong Kong

30ยฐC 86ยฐF
Hong Kong
2013
  1 Aug '13 14d 15 Aug '13 15 Aug '13
1 Aug '13

Luang Prabang

31ยฐC 87ยฐF
Laos
 
 
  16 Jul '13 16d 1 Aug '13 1 Aug '13
16 Jul '13

Siem Reap

31ยฐC 88ยฐF
Cambodia
 
 
  1 Jul '13 14d 15 Jul '13 15 Jul '13
1 Jul '13

Ko Tao

30ยฐC 86ยฐF
Thailand
 
 
  15 Jan '13 10d 25 Jan '13 25 Jan '13
15 Jan '13

Cairo

20ยฐC 67ยฐF
Egypt
2012
  1 Oct '12 6d 7 Oct '12 7 Oct '12
1 Oct '12

Cape Town

19ยฐC 66ยฐF
South Africa
 
 
  1 Sep '12 10mo 30 Jun '13 30 Jun '13
1 Sep '12

Dubai

37ยฐC 98ยฐF
United Arab Emirates
2011
  1 Feb '11 14d 15 Feb '11 15 Feb '11
1 Feb '11

Sรฃo Paulo

27ยฐC 80ยฐF
Brazil
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๐ŸŒŽ Regions collected (5 of 8)

๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (12 of 275)

๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • United States

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  11°  52°   11°  52° AQI 22
    12yr
    $3,841 / mo
    51 Mbps
    ร—
  • United Arab Emirates

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  25°  77°   25°  77° AQI 122 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    10mo
    $3,826 / mo
    16 Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  21°  70°   21°  69° AQI 31
    3mo
    $2,220 / mo
    18 Mbps
    ร—
  • Hong Kong

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  24°  75°   24°  75° AQI 40
    2mo
    $2,785 / mo
    38 Mbps
    ร—
  • Cambodia

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  36°  97°   31°  87° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 76 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    16d
    $1,249 / mo
    10 Mbps
    ร—
  • Brazil

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  39°  101°   30°  86° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 19
    14d
    $1,675 / mo
    18 Mbps
    ร—
  • Thailand

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  31°  88°   28°  83° AQI 63 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    14d
    $1,449 / mo
    32 Mbps
    ร—
  • Laos

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  30°  86°   28°  82° AQI 172 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    14d
    $1,201 / mo
    6 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • New York City

    New York is cool. Iโ€™ve visited multiple times to see my family throughout my life, and recently came back from my first post-COVID trip there. Yes, itโ€™s very expensive โ€” but there is no city on earth thatโ€™s more captivating in my opinion. I used to think that New Yorkers were smug by claiming that NYC was better than everywhere else, but now I totally get it lol. My personal favourite neighbourhood is the Upper East Side, which is where youโ€™ll find the coveted Museum Mile. But I also

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  13°  55°   14°  57° AQI 38
    1x
    $7,583 / mo
    130 Mbps
    ร—
  • Sรฃo Paulo

    Stay in one of these neighborhoods: Itaim Bibi, Jardim Europa, Jardim Paulista, or Pinheiros, and it will be great.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  42°  108°   30°  86° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 30
    1x
    $1,918 / mo
    99 Mbps
    ร—
  • Dubai

    Lived here for over a year, but I only recommend short visits. Contrary to what you hear, there is plenty of crime in parts of Dubai. Talking about that crime is considered taboo and, in many cases, is illegal. Sexual assault and gang violence against expats took place just outside my building, to people who lived in my building. I went to the police station a few times, but the issue was never handled and no arrests were ever made. I have videos of (unspecified) crimes taking place here, but

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  25°  77°   25°  77° AQI 122 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $3,826 / mo
    50 Mbps
    ร—
  • Cape Town

    Cape Town is one of the best cities in the world. There are so many things to do in and around the city. The winelands in Stellenbosch and Constantia are a must-do. The people are very friendly. Cafe / restaurant scene is amazing. During my entire 3 month trip, I never once felt unsafe anywhere I went. If you're considering Cape Town, just do it - you won't regret it!

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  very bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  21°  70°   20°  69° AQI 17
    1x
    $2,164 / mo
    34 Mbps
    ร—
  • Cairo

    I lived in Cairo for one month. The city has some problems with the traffic and poverty. But, the people, are the best that I ever meet (not the sellers). The food is amazing, everything is cheap. the uber is almost for free. The internet have some problems, but it'll depend of the area that you'll live. a lot of people speak English, even the apps have the option to read in English. The city is very safe, even for womans at 2AM on the street. Never, never, and never believe in any seller or an

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  22°  72°   22°  71° AQI 218 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $1,059 / mo
    13 Mbps
    ร—
  • Ko Tao

    Been coming to Koh Tao for years, it's an under-rated island IMO. Its small size makes it a great place to stay and remote work from. Lots of great beaches, walking trails, climbing and of course scuba and snorkeling. An amazing selection of restaurants, great coworks and cafes to work from. Being smaller it helps you stay focused, spend less time travelling around etc. I personally have never felt unsafe there and pretty much all the nomads I meet there say the same. Power is much more

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  31°  88°   28°  82° AQI 63 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $1,722 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • Siem Reap

    The worst place that I've been to in Asia (& I've been to quite a few). Every interaction with a local is a sales pitch for something. Tuk tuk, massage, weed, food, prostitution, you name it. People look at you as a customer and nothing else. This is very different in other countries in South East Asia. I've had plenty of authentic, non-sales-pitchy interactions with locals in Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines or Thailand. None of that here. It feels like this place only exists to extract as much

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  36°  97°   31°  88° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 94 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $1,249 / mo
    10 Mbps
    ร—
  • Luang Prabang

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  30°  86°   27°  81° AQI 57 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $1,206 / mo
    7 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • New York City

    New York is cool. Iโ€™ve visited multiple times to see my family throughout my life, and recently came back from my first post-COVID trip there. Yes, itโ€™s very expensive โ€” but there is no city on earth thatโ€™s more captivating in my opinion. I used to think that New Yorkers were smug by claiming that NYC was better than everywhere else, but now I totally get it lol. My personal favourite neighbourhood is the Upper East Side, which is where youโ€™ll find the coveted Museum Mile. But I also

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  13°  55°   14°  57° AQI 38
    10yr
    $7,583 / mo
    130 Mbps
    ร—
  • Minneapolis

    I've been living in the Twin Cities (Saint Paul to be exact but I'm often in Mpls too) for about 8 months now. It really is a hidden gem in North America. Possibly one of the last major metropolitan areas in the US where housing is still relatively affordable if you have a good job. Lots of music venues and outdoorsy culture. It's colder than you can even imagine in the winter but that's a fun experience. Shoulder seasons are short, and summer is hot and muggy. Good food.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    34°     38° AQI 32
    1yr
    $4,106 / mo
    43 Mbps
    ร—
  • Dubai

    Lived here for over a year, but I only recommend short visits. Contrary to what you hear, there is plenty of crime in parts of Dubai. Talking about that crime is considered taboo and, in many cases, is illegal. Sexual assault and gang violence against expats took place just outside my building, to people who lived in my building. I went to the police station a few times, but the issue was never handled and no arrests were ever made. I have videos of (unspecified) crimes taking place here, but

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  25°  77°   25°  77° AQI 122 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    10mo
    $3,826 / mo
    50 Mbps
    ร—
  • Sayulita

    I have a different experience than the other review. It's a fantastic little town - there are lots of tourists but there are many local joints and great spots with less people if you're willing to get out of the town square. Everyone is super friendly and it's easy to meet people here. There are a few good spots to co-work and the internet has been fine (not the best but more than usable for remote work i.e. software engineer). There's a good spot for surfing as a beginner, then there are the mo

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  24°  75°   24°  76° AQI 49
    3mo
    $3,376 / mo
    19 Mbps
    ร—
  • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is a great city with dense urban areas but also nature and hiking routes only 15 minutes away. There are restaurants for every taste and budget, from the best US fast casual chains to high end Michelin star restaurants. It's also extremely safe, despite recent political instability.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  24°  75°   24°  75° AQI 40
    2mo
    $2,785 / mo
    38 Mbps
    ร—
  • Indio

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  18°  64°   17°  63° AQI 34
    30d
    $6,422 / mo
    54 Mbps
    ร—
  • Siem Reap

    The worst place that I've been to in Asia (& I've been to quite a few). Every interaction with a local is a sales pitch for something. Tuk tuk, massage, weed, food, prostitution, you name it. People look at you as a customer and nothing else. This is very different in other countries in South East Asia. I've had plenty of authentic, non-sales-pitchy interactions with locals in Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines or Thailand. None of that here. It feels like this place only exists to extract as much

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  36°  97°   31°  88° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 94 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    16d
    $1,249 / mo
    10 Mbps
    ร—
  • Sรฃo Paulo

    Stay in one of these neighborhoods: Itaim Bibi, Jardim Europa, Jardim Paulista, or Pinheiros, and it will be great.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  42°  108°   30°  86° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 30
    14d
    $1,918 / mo
    99 Mbps
    ร—
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